Essentia Welcomes Lawrence Grone

Essentia Advisory Partners are pleased to announce that Lawrence Grone has joined the firm as a Director.

Lawrence has over twenty years of experience as a technologist and software developer in the commodities, FX, and interest rate trading industry. He has held senior roles as a solution architect and developer and has experience at one of the world’s largest investment banks. He has nearly 5 years of experience managing and supporting the most developed end-to-end, front, middle, and back-office solution on the Beacon Platform of any commodity trading firm. Lawrence will be leading Essentia’s Beacon Total Solution offering helping our clients more quickly and cost-effectively reach their goals thanks to his unmatched expertise on the practicalities of implementing Beacon.

Prior to joining Essentia, Lawrence served as Head of Technology at AxpoUS in New York City. He led multiple successful deployments for new lines of business onto the Beacon platform, as well as production support responsibility for ongoing high availability trading operations.  Prior to AxpoUS, he spent 12 years at JPMorgan working on the ‘Athena’ ETRM, an earlier effort created by the same team that created Beacon. His additional credentials include teaching college-level classes in Physics and Mathematics. 

Lawrence has both a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Physics from The Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Quantitative Finance from Rutgers University.